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Carvin VVV specs

Postby Trixxy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:11 am

from what digging i have done, The Carvin VVV is a neck through guitar with a maple body and maple or mahogany fins, it has thicker body than the jackson V, gold hardware, NFT floyd, gold pickup rings, MOP block inlays, Carvin logo altered to say Vin, 1 min toggle switch, pickups are a hot SD PAF in the bridge, and a '59 PAF bridge in the neck, Ebony fretboard...shame, its probably under 3 feet of dust right now, or broken

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Re: Carvin VVV specs

Postby shramiac » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:18 am

On the mark there Trixxy.
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Re: Carvin VVV specs

Postby doublev2 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:41 am

One correction. Abalone block inlays.
If it was vv's choice of woods I would guess maple body and neck.. but I think carvin were using poplar for body at the time with maple necks. Do you know for sure the wood they used for the wings?
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Re: Carvin VVV specs

Postby Trixxy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:25 pm

it was supposed to be a vinnie signature so he probably picked the wood himself, as for the wings, its a guessing game, my best guess would be mahogany, its a softer wood than maple so it would be less of a pain to carve, but unfortunatly without either someone from carvin confirming the wood type, or somehow acquiring the actual guitar and testing the wood, its going to remain a mystery. on the brighter side tho, easy way to make the Ibanez VVV, get said DV body put a Xiphos neck on it, repaint it, put gold logo on it, and your done! (minus the inlays) just a nice fun fact

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Re: Carvin VVV specs

Postby doublev2 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:23 pm

All I know is the specs requested for the guitarmageddon guitars as listed in catalog and I believe years ago tom confirmed vv wanted maple wings. From the fact in early 90s he requested maple wings I would guess at least one 90s vv was all maple.. but not sure about carvin.
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Re: Carvin VVV specs

Postby shramiac » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:59 pm

And it was most likely 25" scale too as that was Carvin's preferred scale. Still is I think.
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Re: Carvin VVV specs

Postby doublev2 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:43 am

I ment to say one 80s vv model at least was all maple .. not 90s.
I think the scale of the guitarmageddon white/gold was the same as carvin. I dont have the namm specs in front of me. I believe tom offered the jackson scale and carvin scale.
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